Events & Training

Whether junior designer or design leader, account handler or MD everyone benefits from fresh perspective, knowledge-share, new insights and debate.

Our events and training courses are renowned within the industry for their quality, relevance and proven capability to boost the confidence and performance of individuals and teams.

From lively networking events to skills development workshops, from in-depth business growth programmes to stimulating round-tables, our extensive range of events and training has something to offer every member of your team, across all roles and levels within your business.

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In-house training

Bring our leading design industry specific workshops to your office. If you have a group of 6 or more people you can save on travel costs, time and course fees when our expert trainers come to you.

All of our workshops are available to be delivered in-house and they can be tailored to suit the specific needs of your team and your business. Fees cover all course materials, couriers and tutor fees. You just need to provide the space for the workshop to take place, catering and AV equipment.

Benefits of in-house training:

  • Enjoy the flexibility and convenience of bringing our highly regarded training courses to you. 
  • Provide a learning experience for your team which is specific to your organisation and to the needs of your business. 
  • Choose from our standard courses listed below, or chat to us about tailoring a course to your needs or creating a bespoke course. 
  • Reduce time out of the office and bring the trainer to your business. 
  • Take advantage of our in-house training discounts to save money. 

Contact us to discuss the options available on 020 7251 9229 or email bookings@dba.org.uk.

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How to punch above your weight


As a small or medium agency, it's important to sell your strengths and use your position to your advantage. Learn how to compete with larger agencies and tick your client’s reassurance boxes.

Business development and new business


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Develop your business plan and strategic direction


A carefully considered and clearly communicated business plan is fundamental to help you lead, develop and grow your business...

Business development and new business


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What clients want


That burning question - learn how to see design from the client's perspective. A half-day workshop with Jan Casey.

Client relationships


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Working with clients on better briefs


Understand how to get the best briefs from your clients, and how you can write better briefs for your creative team. Attend this workshop for a clear framework and tools to help you develop robust briefs for the best results.

Client relationships


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Sales and persuasion skills


Sales and persuasion are essential skills for any situation. Attend this workshop for practical advice to increase your confidence when communicating with clients, colleagues and suppliers.

Client relationships


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Influencing at board level


Take your business further by understanding the unspoken rules for successful board-level relationships. Join this workshop to increase your ability to craft board level conversations.

Client relationships


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How to frame your strategic offer and charge for it


Your agency may already offer strategic services. Join us to explore how to more effectively package and articulate your strategic offer and turn it into a real revenue stream.

Client relationships


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Expert client handling: managing high level relationships


Become an expert at managing high-level relationships. Join this workshop to take a proactive approach and reboot your relationships.

Client relationships


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Cracking procurement


Understand how to make the procurement process work for both you and your clients. Attend this course to work more effectively with procurement and to create better outcomes for your agency.

Client relationships


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Client relationship skills


Take a proactive approach to keeping your clients engaged. Understand how to better manage relationships more effectively to retain your clients.

Client relationships


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